Anger Management : The Politics of Frustration in the Arab World and its Implications for the West

……¬†According to Michael Robbins, an American who heads Arab Barometer, society is driving change, with much of the region growing less religious (The Economist 2017-1). Although the figures need to be studied with some perspective, it seems that Egyptians are praying less (see Table 4), with a decrease of piety over time and these shifts most visible among the young- est generations. To quote another example, in Iran, despite a law adopted after 1979 that allows girls to marry from nine years old, the average age is now 25….

Table 4


(Source: Economist 2017-1)

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